BAGHDAD, Iraq – A four-day-long soldier and non-commissioned officer of the year competition tested the minds and mettle of Soldiers with Division Special Troops Battalion, 1st Armored Division, United States Division – Center, Oct. 5-8 at Camp Liberty, Iraq.
EDISON — “Nosferatu: The Vampyre,” an original play adapted from the classic film of the 1920s, makes its debut at Middlesex County College.
UNION COUNTY — Authorities arrested 10 people, many of them gang members, yesterday and charged them with being part of a sophisticated criminal network that stole high-end vehicles.
TRENTON – Following the State Comptroller’s release of a scathing audit of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority yesterday, Turnpike Authority Chairman James Simpson and Executive Director Ronnie Hakim outlined a series of reform measures the agency is implementing to combat abuse and improve efficiency in accordance with best public agency practices.
ELIZABETH — A Summit man arrested in January and charged with attempting to lure a Berkeley Heights girl, pleaded guilty on Monday, according to Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
TRENTON – It may seem early to think about snowstorms, but highway safety and law enforcement officials are reminding New Jersey motorists that a new law goes into effect today requiring that all ice and snow be removed from a vehicle before traveling on New Jersey’s roadways. Failure to do so can result in a citation and fine.
STATE — New Jersey drivers favor some additional requirements for new drivers. According to a study by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind, co-sponsored by the state’s Division of Highway Traffic Safety, five of six Garden State drivers (83%) support requiring teenagers to log 50 practice hours with an experienced driver before getting a license.
TRENTON – Monday, Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono (D-Middlesex) introduced legislation to require cell phone companies to disable a cell phone’s global positioning system (GPS) function at the customer’s request – a concern highlighted by a recent Wall Street Journal article reporting on instances of misusing cell phone tracking technology.
STATE — New Jersey Health and Senior Services Commissioner Dr. Poonam Alaigh visited a pediatric flu clinic this week to highlight the importance of getting a flu shot and practicing good hygiene habits to reduce the spread of flu, colds and respiratory illnesses.
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